Half the fun of Halloween involves the costumes and decorations. The other half pertains to the Halloween-themed party menu. It is easy to convert everyday food into spooky looking treats. Guests love looking at the display as much as they do eating. Do not forget the creepy cocktails when planning the Halloween menu because, these can be just as ghoulish.
Step 1: Make black-colored martinis to celebrate the evening. Blackberry or black raspberry vodka martinis satisfy the sweet tooth. Guests who prefer a regular vodka martini will be spooked by a black vodka cocktail.
Step 2: Make a Bayou Slime drink to celebrate the creatures of the deep. One never knows what lurks beneath the slime. In this case, it is a fabulous cocktail. Muddle 6 to 8 mint leaves and ½ part spiced cordial syrup, making sure the mint leaves are crushed. Put into an ice-filled shaker and add 2 parts dark rum and one egg white. Shake until ingredients are chilled and frothy and then strain into a martini glass, garnishing with more crushed mint leaves.
Step 3: Make bloody rum punch (a.k.a. sangria) and pour it into a punch bowl so guests can serve themselves. Garnish with fake floating spiders and add fake cobwebs to the outside of the bowl and around the punch glasses. Make lychee eyeballs, if you dare, and float these edible garnishes in the punch.
Step 4: A candy corn layered shooter is a fun Halloween drink that takes advantage of gravity. Pour 1/3 ounce Galliano into a shot glass and float 3 ounces orange Curacao on top of it. Add 1/3 ounce cream to float on top of the Curacao and you have a striped drink that resembles the popular Halloween candy.
Step 5: A Halloween Hypnotist is a glowing blue drink with a unique garnish. Pour 1 ounce vodka, 2 ounces Hpnotiq, and a splash of lemon juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake them well. Strain the ingredients into a chilled glass and garnish it with a 3 to 4 inch blue glow stick that is lit.